Vespa

74 reviews
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Colour
Agent Orange
Azure Blue
Size
Speed-of-light wind protection for hammering the tarmac or commuting to the coal face. This ultra-lightweight vest scrunches down to nothing. Its mesh sides let the hard work escape, and aspirant Houdinis can wriggle in and out of it while cruising at the back of the bunch. Hi-visibility Agent Orange option keeps you in the spotlight.
+Features
  • Full length front zip.
  • Silver mesh sides for maximum breathability.
  • microFoil™ front and back deflects cold wind and light drizzle.
  • Hi-visibility Agent Orange option helps you stand out in dim light.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logo at rear, and reflective piping on chest and back.
  • Zip chest pocket for cell or shades.
  • S and XXL sizes in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 130 gm

+microFoil™
Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a durable water repellent finish (DWR) resists light drizzle. There is no coating for enhanced breathability. Mini ripstop weave with slight mechanical stretch ensures a performance fit.
  • Composition: 100% nylon.

+Hazard!™
Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.

+Washing

  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation. 
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run. 
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like EcoverEcostoreEarthwise or Aware.
  • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellent finish. 

+Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
    Customer Reviews
    4.7 Based on 74 reviews
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      ML
      23/04/2021
      Maria L.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Vespa

      Perfect! Just the ticket.

      BC
      12/04/2021
      brett c.
      Australia Australia
      Ideal for those cool Autumn mornings

      Nice light vest which folds up into a small package. Keeps the torso warm on those cooler autumn mornings. Good protection around the neck. Plenty of people has commented on how smart it looks. Orange has good visibility on those darker mornings. It could do with a rear pocket, which could also be used for folding it up into itself.

      JB
      07/04/2021
      John B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      A quality vest but with issues out back

      A great light weight and compact vest that stashes away in its own pocket. Excellent windproof front and good fit. But I would prefer a full mesh back and a rear pocket (rather than the chest one).

      07/04/2021
      Ground Effect

      Hi there John, thanks for you review. That is some great input and feedback. We have passed it onto the design team for future consideration. Pedal on, Ernie.

      JB
      17/02/2021
      James B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Vespa Gilet

      Excellent; combines visibility (it’s bright orange), wind protection and light weight(easy to pack into back pocket)

      MB
      15/02/2021
      Mark B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Perfection

      Enough to take the edge off the wind or cooler morning starts but not so much it can't be a part of every ride. Great chest pocket for small items such as the sunnies when you're late because you took the long way home!